Hi, I'm Rob Faucette. I grew up outside of Chattanooga Tennessee and I live in Los Angeles, where I write, record and perform as Rob Faucette and the C Words.
When I was a kid, I'd walk around the woods with a transistor radio, listening to top 40 on the AM radio. I'd write parody songs, short stories, and poems and bang on the piano and mess around on the guitar but it wasn't until my 20s, as my first real relationship was falling apart, that I taught myself to play the guitar so I could write the songs that were in my head.
Click below to listen to Great Golden Lounge in the Sky from 2013:
I came out to Los Angeles to go to art school. I used to write songs and play guitar literally while the paint dried. Out of art school, I realized music suited my creativity much more than visual art. The craft of a song, from the first line or melody, to the finished song, and then to the recording of it is a process that I fell in love with. In the past couple of years, I've moved from making recordings in the bedroom to the garage, and I've slowly been building a recording studio piece by piece because I enjoy the process so much and learn with each project.
Damn Old Heart was fully recorded in the garage, and it's where I met Dan (on drums and bucket) the Original C Word:
I made it a goal a few years ago to record and put out an album every year. Here's Live it Up from 2015:
This new album, Rob Faucette and the C Words, is almost finished, but I need help to make it real!
Here's what Missing Exits, one of the ten new songs, sounded like before we went into the studio:
We are excited to finish this album and get it out into the world! If you'd like to check out a full album, Click to hear Damn Old Heart tracks on BandCamp:
With your help, they can sound as awesome as they do in my head. I think most musicians make music to fill a space, a sound they can't find elsewhere. For me, for the first time, this new album is the closest I've gotten: Strong lyrics with the vocal right up front, the strong strum of an acoustic guitar, drums, and a bass that drives it all along, with the occasional electric guitar that is there for melody, not show.
I really appreciate your taking your time to read all the way down here and hopefully you can see/hear how much I put into these songs.
Below, please find original paintings as a part of the Rewards Section.
In case you are interested, here is my unique pie chart, demonstrating where all the money goes:
Risks and challenges
Making quality sounding music into finished and physical formats takes time and costs money. There are a number of people involved, from the musicians we employ to play on songs, the engineers and their studio time, and the artists who help us with cover art. Then there's mixing and mastering, all of which takes someone hours to do. And making a vinyl record takes a lot of time (there are a limited number of vinyl presses in the country, and the big labels have priority over little folks like us) so that once a project is complete and ready to be pressed, we have to wait, up to 4-6 months, who knows? The good thing is that this album is fully tracked and recorded, we just need your help and patience to get the project completed and over the finish line, to help pay our Mix and Mastering costs, the musicians at the end who came in and worked on a song or two, and the physical costs of making CDs and Vinyl. We will do our best to set realistic dates when you can expect your record, but it will not be nearly as quick as a digital download or a CD.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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